The final CIGI Signature Lecture of the 2011-2012 season will feature Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay present the findings of a two-year research project on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It will take place at the CIGI Auditorium on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 7-9 p.m.

The event, which will be live webcast to a global audience, is part of the world-wide launch of Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA. The new report is a comprehensive study of the IAEA released by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC). Written by Professor Findlay, a senior fellow at CIGI, the report analyses all aspects of the Agency’s mandate and operations ― from major programs on safeguards, safety, security and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to governance, management and finance. It makes multiple recommendations, both strategic and programmatic, for strengthening and reform of the Agency.

Members of the media are welcome to attend by registering in advance with Kevin Dias, communications specialist at CIGI, by emailing: [email protected] .

Event:

CIGI Signature Lecture and Canadian Report Launch: “Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA” by CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay

Date:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Time:

7-9 p.m.

Location:

CIGI Campus

67 Erb St. W

Waterloo, Ontario

Biography:

CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay is an expert in nuclear energy and security, global governance mechanisms, arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. Professor Findlay holds a joint fellowship with the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He also holds the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and is director of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance.

MEDIA CONTACT:

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